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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spend election day here in chicago. he will address his supporters here at the lakeside center, either later tonight or perhaps early tomorrow morning, win or lose. rob and paula? >> all right. t.j. winick live in chicago this election morn. thank you very much. >> election morn. >> morning. short for -- >>> while the president is staying put there in chicago, mitt romney has a few more campaign miles left in him. >> like evening and eve. there you go. he's going to start his day in massachusetts and focus on some swing states. abc's brandi hitt is in boston. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. this is where mitt romney headquarters is set up. and where mitt romney hopes to hold a victory party later this evening. romney r
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
after the election, they are still counting the ballots in florida. president obama has claimed victory in the sunshine state. but officials have not declared a winner. florida is still undecided, largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems, so to speak. >>> and our other major story is the drastic steps being taken for gas shortages in new york. new york's mayor says only one-quarter of the city's gas stations are actually open. and the shortage could last for a few more weeks. these drivers think rationing is a good idea. >> i think it will cut down the length of the lines. >> i think that makes sense. i think that should have started from the beginning. you know, it would have eased up. and you wouldn't have had this -- these long lines. and people trying to, you know, fight for gas. i think jersey, actually, did the right thing by doing that. >> as you just heard, a similar rationing plan is drastically reduced lines in neighboring new jersey. >>> there's growing frustration and anger on long island
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacted the fbi who according to our sources traced it back to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence there wil
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
virginia. new hampshire to florida to ohio to colorado. wisconsin to ohio to iowa. you'll notice that's three ohios. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: if he wins here, iowa and wisconsin, it's game over. but the polls are increasingly tight. and 55% of the public still thinks the nation is on the wrong track. >> stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> reporter: he can use that help. the president's doing what he can to rev up his strongest supporters from 2008, with similar themes. >> over the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is that you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord, new hampshire, with bill clinton. hollywood, florida,
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
saying we're going to win florida and virginia. on monday, governor romney is going to florida and virginia, why, because he's in great risk to lose those states. we're playing offense on states they thought they had the inside track on and they don't. i think a lot of this is a smoke screen to try to mask the fact that the places that will play a factor, it's going to be close. they're definitely in a weak position heading into election day. >> anything that worries you in these final 48 hours in. >> sure, george. listen, four years ago, when this time two days out, everybody felt we were sailing to victory. we were veryconcerned. because support levels don't mean anything unless they materialize into votes. former president clinton is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now to make suhuure we get our e out. >>ven the president wins, his margins will be smaller than last time around
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Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
frenetic push to the finish. romney starting in florida then virginia tonight here in ohio. but in these final days romney made it clear the states they need. >> the battleground of the battlegrounds. >> is ohio going to do it for us? >> all: yes. >> reporter: this image of romney on the campaign plane today a senior adviser telling us he wouldn't call romney nostalgic but instead describing him as eager, not nervous, eager. ann romney in these final days walking to the back of the plane acknowledging it has been quite a journey. >> it's been long. >> reporter: mrs. romney is her husband's most powerful weapon getting choked up by the size of the crowds in colorado. >> that was quite a welcome. that is amazing to walk in and have this kind of emotion come to us. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in florida today the story of a supporter who had saved pins from george romney's run for president, mitt romney's father, the one-time governor of michigan. now his son on the eve of his own shot at the presidency with one final message. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> reporter:
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Nov 6, 2012 2:35am EST
keep your eye on problems, unrelated to the storm. keep your eye on hoip hoohio an florida. legal rumblings in terms of voter id and voting machines themselves and extended, not extended hours. hope that, does turn, just another legal mess like a few years ago. those two states will be ground zero. >> seeing, a third of the votes cast by early ballots. absentee ballots. 1.# million cast in ohio as well. so this thing. >> up to 40% of the country could have already voted. before today. that's encouraging. good for democracy in general. encouraging. >> could come down to new hampshire's four electoral volts. or ohio's 18. florida's 29. >> romney is making a play for that. doesn't get ohio. pennsylvania could equalize it. very interesting, the math. >> going back to pennsylvania and ohio today. just when you thought he was done. >> underscores how important that is. >> the facebook question this election day. >> we want to know when did you decide who you are voting for and did the final days of the season change your decision. log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. >> i will go vote af
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Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
to lose another day on the campaign trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> reporter: only fleeting reference to the president. >> it is a new path of bold, aggressive change. become to politics for president obama. he'll make stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a tied race, that is still going to come down to a few key swing states, ohio. according to a "the new york times" poll we got yesterday, halloween. obama up by five points, 50-45 over romney in ohio. if, you know, like i said you don't know the impact of the storm. you've don't know, every poll says something different. so you don't know how it will play out. all eyes really, ohio and -- and florida. but then democrats could be losing ground, in what they thought were solid blue states including michigan and minnesota now. >> you would think though the folks in florida, with all of the hurricanes
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
defeated mitt romney last night. we know this for sure despite the fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. some people had to wait five, six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this and -- four years to fix things before that. [ laughter ] we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. [ laughter ] the -- [ applause ] got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic man ne kips. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk in it. i'd like to see him turn this mother out for a change. i heard a lot of people sail over the last few weeks that if obama wi
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Nov 5, 2012 2:05am EST
% of like low voters support obama. 48% romney. >> so we made real progress, florida, the past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their runningmates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course they had duelling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promise, to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't. and i will. >> reporter: also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a traditionally democratic state that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we are taking back the white house because we are going to win pennsylvania. >> reporter: as the the race for votes continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballots. >> let us vote! >> reporter: so many voters showed up to a miami polling center and overwhelmed the employees who briefly closed it. still millions have voted in florida. tens of millions voted early nationwide. so, now only one full
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
can do better. >> their bet is on your cynicism. but florida, my bet is on you and your hope. >> reporter: to appeal to undecided voters, sick of d.c. dysfunction, both candidates are cloaking themselves in bipartisan robes. >> i'll endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> i want all parties to work together. and we're not democrats and republicans first, we're americans first. >> reporter: as a sign of just how close the obama campaign thinks this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has only four electoral votes. he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed in it. look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: the president told his supporters the campaign is no longer about him or his team. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. because what's happened is, now, the campaign
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
attacks on his opponent. yesterday romney held three rallies in florida but did not mention president obama's name at all. while romney was in florida, obama was in new jersey touring storm damage there and romney is now getting ready to kick off the final days of campaigning. while the election is a big deal for the future of our country, no doubt about it, we have certainly seen the campaigning mode for a whole lot of other issues, and it's probably fair to say that some of you are ready for the election to be over. if you're one of those people you're not alone. we want to show you what happened to a girl, 4 years old, when she heard the election coverage on the radio. >> just because i'm tired -- i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? >> oh, it will be over soon, abby. okay? the election will be over soon. okay? >> okay. i think a lot of people feel that way. that is abby evans. she lives in colorado and she was listening to npr with her mother on the way to the grocery store. the video went viral. it turns out the 4-year-old has big plan
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. but even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat republican challenger mitt romney after nabbing almost every 1 of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1:00 a.m. eastern, romney spoke to supporters in boston, to let them know he had made a concession call to the president. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the country. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be our nation. >> reporter: the newly-elected president spent the night here in chicago. he has no pub
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Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm EST
bands you just want to have a good old time. that's kind of not what happened at this concert in florida over the weekend. people went to see a group called los horosopos de durango. this group is a latin grammy-award winning group. they're really well known in the latin community. ♪ and right in the middle of the song they're just performing, a fight breaks out right off in front of the stage. the girl starts saying to the cops, all right, just kick them out of the concert. but they don't because security gets into a fight with the people that were fighting. >> [ bleep ]. [ speaking foreign language ] >> one of the security guys seems to have a taser on one of the guys. the girls weren't happy about what the security guards were doing. they were angry. >> stop tasering him. stop it. [ bleep ].]. stop tasering. that's [ bleep ]. i'm sorry. >> guess what happens? this latin grammy-award winning group, endsed getting arrested. >> for what? >> according to reports, because they weren't obeying authority. >> at this point the cops are probably irritated because they're inciting the crowd.
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
swing states from nevada to wisconsin to florida and others in between will determine who occupies the white house next january. throughout the election, neither candidate has managed to take a commanding lead in the polls. over the past few weeks, it tightened up. so it makes for what could be a very long election night. in chicago, tory dunnan now back to you. >> voting is underway in the first presidential election results are in for those living in dictionville notch new hampshire. for the first time in the small town's history there was a tie. president obama and his republican rival governor romney each received 5 votes. middle of the night voting has been a tradition in dictionville notch since 1960. another town also voted at midnight obama beat romney in that location the results 23-9. >>> the people in dictionville notch may not be able to pick awinner but kids in baltimore had no problem deciding. more than a thousand students cast ballots and the president won by a landslide. students in hamilton conducted a mock election as part of the voters of tomorrow initiative. >>
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
it starts to form the nor'easter. rain showers from the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. 50-mile-an-hour winds. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. back here in upstate new york. poconos getting into some of the snow. so, how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and, of course, that inland snow. we'll have much more coming up. for now, we'll head over to bianna. >> so many people still without power. all right, ginger, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to politics. we're in the final push before election day. your voice your vote. it's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day.
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
to action. florida senator marco rubio visiting iowa this weekend, telling supporters not to lose hope. politics for tonight. >>> divers in the gulf of mexico are searching for the body of a second worker who was missing after that oil rig explosion, after finding the body of one man last night. and tonight, this new video of the huge fire ball just after the explosion. it happened to be caught by a tv crew from some 20 miles away. officials say the blast was caused by a worker using a torch, but the rigs owner now disputes that claim. >>> also in the gulf tonight, an investigation into the m mysterious deaths of dolphins there. someone is targeting them in a senseless and cruel way. abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four dolphins found mutilated, either floating i
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
more, on facebook. >>> big changes in store for disney's magic kingdom this florida. >> there's a new fantasy land expansion. it doesn't open until december 8th but this morning we have a little sneak peek for you a preview of everything that is happening like the journey of the little mermaid. and be our guest restaurants. so the addition nearly doubles the size of this portion of the park from 11 to 21 acres. and make it the largest expansion in the magic kingdom's 41 year heftry. this is big. and they say that -- history. this is big. and they say they couldn't wait to see it. >> we are excited and bell's castle is coming soon so great. >> wow. >> and it's the first visit to disney world. >> that means they are going back. the fantasy land expansion cost $425 million so it's not a small expansion. >> one of the big attractions expanded in florida was the harry potter ride. that was at universal studios and that was a huge deal so you can imagine the expansion here is going to be bigger. >> absolutely. so a lot of kids will be even more excited to go. >> you will go aren't you. >> i
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
florida. by that time we should be up through wednesday morning. wednesday rain, wind, nor'easter style conditions. just getting chilly, low 40s. did you notice how early sunset was? >> thanks a lot. >> here we are hours away from election day. here in maryland we have a lot more than a presidential candidate to choose. >> mereds are facing several controversial ballot questions, including question six to decide whether same sex couples will be able to get civil marriage licenses. governor o'malley is very outspoken about his support for marriage equality. >> the bill that's before the voters on referendum question section protects religious freedom and every child's home under the law. it's called justice. it's called fairness. >> now if marylanders vote in favor of question six we would become the seventh state in addition to washington, d.c. to approve seam seam. >>> the maryland marriage alliance is holding a prayer rally tonight at rock city church encouraging people to vote against question six. it starts at 6 and goes until 6 a.m. as people head out to the polls. >>> and the ads,
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the number of votes last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it a changing electorate. that's the thing that president obama was able to tap into. single women, younger voters. but the lower number of white voters. that's what really, mitt romney, couldn't overcome on election day. what's happened with republicans, the republican party is a "mad men" party
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
florida. even though it no longer matters, florida's 29 electoral votes remain unclaimed. several counties are tallying absentee ballots. and some voters had to wait in line as long as seven hours to vote on tuesday. broken printers and extra long ballots added to the problem. >>> and more major political news coming out of china this morning. china's president has opened to party meetings on leadership change calling for the end of corruption. the meeting is aimed at installing the next generation of leaders. the gathering comes amid a scandal involving a top politician over his wife's involvement in the murder of a british businessman. >>> and a crime in california is making headlines. a 21-year-old man has confessed to breaking into house minority leader nancy pelosi's home. kevin hagen was arrested during another burglar in the same napa valley neighborhood. police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. and he had a watch on him that was taken from pelosi's house. >>> it's time, now, for the weather across the rest of the nation. there's a blizzard in the rockies, with parts of mo
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> he has to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it will tell us if this night ends early for mitt romney. or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he's 5 votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. he's got a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign to win it today. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >>> and this year, whether it's tweeting, facebooking or never mind e-mailing, social media has shaped this campaign like never before. it's a new frontier for both candidates. and voters and campai
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Nov 6, 2012 11:35pm EST
florida and virginia where he's right in there punching, he's winning well under 40% of white voters and still in a position to fight for them. >> what is it this really says about who we are tonight. >> i think we should take a minute as george said to reflect on this story. i mean this is remarkable american story. and what he, what rerepresents personally but also the changing america that has put him in this place. i think that that's why people get so excited about it because they recognize themselves in him in a way they never recognized themselves in any leader before because it was never there before. now his tweet, we are all in this together is something he really needs to deliver on because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we've gone into the election. >> there's another reason why this is historic in addition to the obvious one, this is a president who had running for re-election with with high unemployment, a low approval rating for much of this year, and a majority of the people here thought the country is going in the wro
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am EST
for romney. obama took 303 electoral votes and romney 206. florida still undecided. >>> amazon is testing a pricing scheme for video streaming service to compete. it will offer prime program for 7.99 a month to certain customers. and it is pricer than the 79 dollar annual fee. >>> overlook community empowerment center is hosting a job fair. it's to celebrate the magic johnson foundation 21st anniversary. a resume and job interviewing workshop and local companies linwill be on hand to talk to potential employees. >>> parts of the east coast especially new york and new jersey are still a mess. >> the work is being done to restore the power and were the lights are not coming on fast enough. >> sandy left many in garrett county without power and buried under heavy snow. the help that county is getting this morning. >>> 7 minutes away from five. frustration is growing in long island that's where many homeowners are still without power. huge trees brought down power lines leaving many stranded in the cold dark homes and they saythis family has disabled son and are answeringry they have
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to the door because they thought an intruder came in to try to kill me. >>> in florida, two seminole county sheriffs deputies are now former deputies after a traffic stop turned into something much, much more. this traffic stop happened in may. as you can see, two guys are pulled over during this stop. >> put your hands out of the window! >> in the report, police said that they didn't pull over immediately. investigators said they pulled over six seconds after they saw the lights. >> put your hands on the hood. >> i want you to look to the left of the screen. the deputy with the gun is trying to get the driver out of the car. that's when the other deputy steps in. he's grabbing a shotgun out of the trunk. you're going to see two things going on here. you're going to see clutter on the left and another deputy on the right. the passenger on the right gets out with no trouble. the driver definitely has an incident with clutter. >> he got tased? >> he got tased. you notice, he's still got a shotgun in the other hand. according to investigators, other deputies felt unsafe because
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Nov 5, 2012 4:55am EST
pitch to voters, he will be in florida, virginia and new hampshire, going to watch the returns in boston, he was in iowa and ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia yesterday campaigning. abc 2 news.com is the place for the election news and results. always check the latest news under the politics tab. >>> ravens are back in baltimore, coming off of a winks getting ready for sunday's game with oakland. what you need to know about yesterday. it happened on two drives. first of the game resulted in a touchdown for baltimore, in between then and the last five minutes of the fourth quarter it didn't look good at all. the ravens trailed the browns by one point for putting together a touchdown drive that sealed the game, they added on the field goal after that. final score, ravens win 25-15. >>> tonight the ladies at mt bank stadium. they are hosting a purple evening geared towards female fans, on field drills and the opportunity to neat ravens players. there is going to be signing of autographs for fans and the games are the opportunity to win ravens stuff. including tickets and autographed i
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
in florida, he staggered through 18 holes on live tv appearing to be in the middle of a medical emergency. >> i thought i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt like i was going to pass out but i didn't have a choice. >> reporter: the stakes were huge. his future on the pga tour, his livelihood on the line. >> i told caddy, i said, we're not leaving here until we get carted off from the middle of the fairway or somewhere. >> reporter: no sooner did he finish the round, but the ambulance whisked him away. doctors determined his heart seems to be healthy. this was a panic attack. the sudden onset of extreme anxiety, causing the body to pump out adrenaline as the body's "fight or flight" response kicks in. heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath. 6 million american adults suffer from panic disorders. they're symptoms similar to having a heart attack and people fear that they are dying. >> i spent more time worrying about breathing and slowing down. >> reporter: valium and drugs not allowed on tour are other. for now he'll stick to managin
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Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
stealth fighter crashed in florida. the crash site remains off-limits. but a still photo shows smoke in the distance. the f-22 raptor went down near tindall air force base, south of panama city. no word on what caused the $190 million fighter to crash. >>> the army is just out with very troubling new numbers on soldier suicide this year. at the end of last month, more active duty soldiers had taken their own lives than in all of last year. 166 suicides through october. one more than in 2011. earlier this fall, the army ordered a service wide stand down day. requiring soldiers to learn about suicide prevention. >> just tragic. there is more bad news from the u.s. postal service. the mail agency had a record $16 billion net loss for the past fiscal year. the postal service wants congress to allow it to close facilities and cut the days it delivers mail. first-class mail volume is down significantly. >> bad news from those guys. hostess issued an ultimatum. striking workers did not blink. >> the company said come back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night or it would move to shut down
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if you have to draw inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney basically has to go 3 for 3 in those states in order to win this race. >> right. the only way he can get around that, somehow if he wins, all his path in winning, virginia, north carolina and florida. let's say he didn't get ohio and wins withes with. then he's got to run the table. nevada, and ohio. >> finally, the long ball, pennsylvania. if they can get pennsylvania, it changes the maps entirely. but having been through this before, the day before an election, the interesting thing, both sides are convinced they're going to win. both sides. >> do you still believe that? >> i still believe they're convinced they're going to win because they both believe it's going to be about turnout. it obviously favors the president r
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
florida. >> i don't think a republican has taken pennsylvania since 1988. why does the campaign think they're going to win tomorrow? why does romney's campaign think they're going to win that? >> well, paula, they think they're riding a wave of momentum. think president obama is vulnerable under 50%. they think there's enormous enthusiasm among republican supporters and their support, the lead among independents would carry them a lead to get them to victory tomorrow. >> it should be interesting how it all turns out. tahman bradley live in bean taun, thanks a lot. on top of that there's an early election in florida. there was chaos and confusion at some polling places. people at one crowded voting place chanting "let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slow reco
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Nov 5, 2012 4:30am EST
final push to voters in battle ground states as well. expected to make stops in virginia, florida and new hampshire, in boston on election day. >>> people will wonder in the weather is going to held them back from voting. >> have the slickers or the boots, maybe an umbrella. this could be a tough day. >> too many it's going to be a dry day. tuesday we will get in on wet weather. a nor'easter will ride along the coast. we see the satellite and radars not picking up on a lot in terms of precipitation. no type of rain or snow for today. clouds around, we are also going to get clearing, you can see this back off in to west virginia and points westward, this will slide in here throughout the day. we will get a mix of sun, and some cloud cover, this morning, though, dealing with cold temperatures, we have a freeze warning in effect for counties. harford, baltimore, howard county and also carroll county, in you can see why, look how cold the temperatures are this morning. 35 degrees pilesville, westminster, 36 degrees, columbia at 41, we have a windchill, these 30s, mid-30s, feeling like low
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
baltimore, a gas station in florida is selling gas for $6:44. stations located in orlando near the popular tourist spots. the station has not been fined because orlando is not in a estate of emergency. if it were, the state could decide to investigate if it received complaints. that's ridiculous. >> and someone was pumping gas. >> listen, there are a lot of holiday parties coming up. >> we want you to wear a great smile. we'll give outfoods that will brighten your teeth. >> there you g -- go. the baltimorean great. >> and if you're married or data, facebook is putting together forever, but would you could do it? >>> a warning about a drug widely used against breast cancer. there's news the side effects could be worse than we knew for older patients. >> reporter: herceptin belongs to a class of drugs. it has been effective in treating some breast cancers but it can come with a price. herceptin can cause heart muscle damage that may lead to heart failure. a study in the journal of american cardiology suggests the drug could be more dangerous than previous thought. earlier studies had exclude
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Nov 15, 2012 4:55am EST
introduced the new black ops uniform for saturday's game against florida state. the uniforms are black almost entirely black and have the maryland flag in a different charcoal pattern on the shoulder pads and also on the helmet. the numbers are yellow and the maryland and the red across the front. again, they are known for the creative uniforms similar in what you would see to maybe the university of oregon. that one though is pretty cool. >> i have to say they've had a couple what is that all about? that one is awesome. >> that one is cool. >> get you excited for some football. >>> the world of disney is now turning to high fashion for the holidays. >> we're going to take you to the magic kingdom's runway show and what they're now partnering with for the latest in holiday fashion. >> also ahead this morning brace yourself lynette because the story is just for you. peel magazine has just -- "people" magazine has just filled us in on the sexy man alive and we're giving it away in the tease. you can see this guy if you hang around. >> more of him maybe? >> yes. >> all right that's great.
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Nov 7, 2012 4:55am EST
our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call but even if romney won the state obama still handlely beats him in the electrical college vote. the popular boat will likely be closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learned from you, and you have made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat republican challenger mitt romney after nabbing almost all of the 12 crucial battleground states. romney spoke to supporters to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i have just called president obama to congraduate him and his supporters and -- congratulate him and his supporters and campaign deserve congratulations. >> reporter: he said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> that is time for great challenges of america and pray the president he will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the newly reelected president spent the night here in chicago. he has no public events today. he and th
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
, new mexico, washington state and ohio. >> in florida, it was still a dead heat and election officials could be counting into the wee hour offense the morning. president obama watched the lks results in his home in chicago with his farmly -- family. governor mitt romney also watching the results behind closed doors with his family in boston. . >> it's question 5 here in maryland. this would allow congressal redistricting. the results show 37% of voters are against this. >> well, when it comes to race for the presidency, ohio is considered by most the most come pet tiff state -- competitive state. >> and joe is there as the vote tallies keep climbing but it's been close all night. >> all of the early ballots have been counted in this county. we're here at the board of elections in the city of clooeflgd and thus far the erltd voters look good for president obama. he has a significant lead over romney. both parties making surprise visits here in the city of cleveland, have been biden greeted at the airport earlier today and then made his way to the landmark restaurant which is a
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. in the wake of the storm, romney struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida. but not directly criticizing the president. >> good democrats love america just like good republicans love america. >> reporter: his daughter dressed as datety perry. and one of his boys as the grim reaper. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced their winning. the obama campaign points to the battleground states. all eight of the states where they're campaigning the hardest, the president is tied or winning. but romney points to michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, you can expect both of them to be campaigning virtually nonstop between now and tuesday. >> no question about it. they're going to be focused on the white battleground states and the pink in north caro
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Nov 13, 2012 2:35am EST
had been in the care of their grandparents for a very long time. >>> florida power company worker paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant last week. speculates the guy who hit him was mad about still having no power. applewhite said he is not going to let the incident get him down. adding he still enjoys helping people the i know it is tough up here. got to keep our tempers in check. the guy trying to help people out end up in the hospital. >> the cars may be the thing of the future. one car apparently could not wait for the new technology to evolve. >> take a look at this bizarre scene in wildwood new jersey. the car keeps going in circles. backward with no one at all behind the wheel. after standing by helplessly, a hero emerges believed to be the fire chief jumping in from the passenger's side window. >> looks like the "dukes of hazard" car. started when drivers and passengers decided to switch side. as both men got out, the car slipped into r
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
the carolinas down through florida, orlando today, 75, 80 for miami and just a quick look ahead because if you're planning a little trip and you're using the airports for wednesday into thursday, the only ones that could have any issues would be that pacific northwest if you're driving i-5 too and one other little issue, maybe wind and a few showers in miami. that is the big picture. let's get a check now a little closer to home. >> i love to see your facebook and twitter photos. so please send them along. and, you know, i thought i knew the state of manager really well since i lived there and worked there, but new baltimore, michigan, i had to look up. so odd, right in the southeast east of detroit right near canada so in case anybody was wondering. >> you've never heard new baltimore? i go there all the time. >> in your defense it's a big state. >> yes. no, it is, i haven't covered the whole thing and cedarville, ohio. nice way to see the sun. we usually don't get to stare at it that long. yeah, you have to do this, and if you're doing this, when you do new baltimore -- well,
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00am EST
write jill there. a social hostess for the military who lives in florida. the e-mails which turned out to have win sent by paula broadwell accuse jill kelly of touching this general underneath a table. so,kelly contacted a friend, fbi agent. yet to be identified. but we will call him fox. so she contacts fox. who is with the fbi fox refers the threatening e-mails to the fbi cybercrime unit which opens an investigation. during the investigation, the fbi also uncovered what they call inappropriate communication between this man. another general, general allen. and jill kelly, the woman, who actually started the investigation. is now being investigated herself. and to make things even weirder, the unidentified fbi agent that she contacted in the first place was barred from this case because he reportedly sent jill kelly shirtless photographs of himself. and the fbi was concerned he had become obsessed with jill kelly, not unlike the way this agent is obsessed with this suspect on the show homeland. do you understand? and then, of course, you start adding justin bieber in there, you pu
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm EST
white in the face. he's back in florida but in the hospital. the attack as not dampened apple white's spirit. >> i'm not going to let one person spoil that for me. >> apple wheat's face very swole -- apple white's face very swollen and will likely need a lot of surgery to repair his face. >>> all right. here's something to smile about, from vacant properties to valued homes. habitat for humanity and the city joined to rebuild new homes on mccabe avenue. nine months from now qualifying families will get a chance to move. for three decades, habitat for humanity of the chase -- chesapeake has purchased homes to restore them. >> wart's back on for most living near that water main break in mt. vernon but repairs are close to completion. it's close to being able to test the main. this is a 16-inch main that broke between calvert and guilford streets. crews tried to fix the main. look at the size of the water main. >> huge. >>> many consider it your obligation to vote. one woman was so mad at her husband for avoiding the polls, she tried to run him over with her car. >> get ready for more ai
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am EST
photos were taken near his home in florida. >>> and the ravens, they are playing on home turf against the raiders. they beat cleveland. they are number one in the afc in the north. the raiders are 3 and 5. kickoff is 1:00 on sunday. >>> and being away from the loved ones any amount of time is difficult, that's what military family goes through. maryland national guard is testing a live feed to bring soldiers and families closer to together. they will set up with m and t and have family members of company b and c they can come by and say hello to service members serving time in afghanistan. >> a great cause there. and the ravens, coming up on sunday, we have to have some good weather for the game. >> yes, charlie,ky deliver for you. it will be awesome for the game. >> as we check out what is going on. >> we're seasonable. they are coming up. the temperatures are not as cold as they have been. and 40 degrees at hampton hill. and 36 degrees and the winds are still breezy out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles an hour. and things will dive down as we head into the evening. at the surface and t
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Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> a woman in tampa, florida, who was familiar received a strange and harassing e-mail from an author, who notified an fbi, worried that the official e-mail account had been compromised. the trail led back to the computer of paula broadwell. what they found was not compromised security, but two people in a compromising position, described as human drama, including intimate exchanges between the two. >> she takes the time to help somebody like me. there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> he's a double amputee. >> i have serious questions about who is connecting these dots and how. >> patreas reportedly started the affair after leaving the armed service. >> he's trying to put his life back together, and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her driveway. >>> a massive explosion sparks a huge fire and kills two people in an indianapolis neighborhood. look at these flames here. more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed. hundreds of people were forced into the middle of the streets in
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Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
. >> reporter: in florida he staggered through 1 holes on live tv appearing to be in the middle of a major emergency. >> i felt like i was having a heart attack. first tee to the 18th. felt lickke i was going to pass out. i didn't have a choice. the stakes were huge. his future on the pga tour, his livelihood on the line. >> i told my caddie we are not leaving here unless i am getting carted off middle of the fair way. >> reporter: no sooner did he finish than the ambulance whisked him away. doctors determined his heart was healthy. turns out he was having a panic attack. the sudden onset of extreme anything sigh team causing the bed to pump out adrenaline, as fight or flight response. the heart racing uncontrollably. sweating, shortness of breath. 6 million americans suffer from panic disorders. >> symptoms that are similar to having a heart attack. and people fear that they are dying. >> reporter: under the circumstances it is remarkable he finished the round. in fact only later from his hospital bed did he discover how well he did. >> i finally looked at my phone at 10:30. that's
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am EST
though the election has been over for two full days, the state of florida still doesn't know who they voted for. four counties in florida were still counting today. it's important that they get all of the votes counted because the numbers could drastically affect the outcome of this election in no way whatsoever. no one is exactly sure why it's taking florida so long. so, earlier today, the nba affiliate in orlando checked in on local election volunteers. >> several hours after the polls closed, the vote counters were still here counting. right now, they tell me they have 10,000 to go, as about 12:00 last night. and they're hoping to get that all wrapped up before they go home. >> is this romney or obama? >> what? >> romney or obama? >> ramada? >> is this a dot? >> what? >> a dot? >> oh, just give it to obama. >> what? >> jimmy: so, you can see, i'm sure they'll have it all sorted out by christmas. [ applause ] or hanukkah, whichever. this is kind of funny. a woman in kenya gave birth to two boys on tuesday and in honor of the election, she named them barack obama and mitt romney. i d
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
florida next sunday? >> just have to see. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> wow, jest gordon not backing down. here's his tweet. he said, i've reached my limit, tired of getting run into by clint bowyer, so are the other guys involved. >> ouch. >> that's racing. if you're not rubbing, you're not racing. you're not raffling, you might not be racing either. you never want to see it taken out on the track like that either. you don't want to see anybody put in harm's way. >> jeff gordon a friend of the show, when he's here, what a phenomenally nice guy. you know to get under his skin, something must have happened. >> you've got some stunning pictures out of venice? >> this time of year, it's getting regular this flooding in venice. still when you see hip-high water in vin thenice square, yo realize something's going on. there were incredible rains through central italy as well. unusually high tide that pushed all the water in. this is the sixth highest flood level that we've seen in the venice area since 1872. they had to build ramps once again
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30am EST
gouging people following sandy. >>> a candidate in south florida wants owl voting machines and ballots to be impounded. alan west cites irregularities as the reason behind the request. he is 2400 votes behind his rival. >>> pregnancy tests can detect some types of cancer in men. doctors say the hormone in those cancers produced by cells in a woman during pregnancy. >>> and check out a job fair today in montgomery. 35 companies are taking part in the event. it is open and veterans and spouses the fair is at the war memorial on north gay street today. >>> and imagine going months, year or more, without seeing your family. that's what military families go through daily. the national guard is testing a feed today to the soldiers in afghanistan so they can talk to their loved ones. they are supporting enduring freedom. they are based in edgewood. and a great thing at the bank and then on sunday. ravens are playing. let's go to lynette to find out more. >> we're starting out on a cold note, we'll see lots of sunshine throughout the day. that's going to continue when the temperatures will warm u
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
family. it was a couple from florida. everybody else i believe was from memphis, tennessee. none of them were related a except for the two ladies in front and they were a mother and daughter. >> what happens to the guy that was driving this boat? >> as you can see from the video, he goes head first into the floor. the boat shifts to the side. he had a c-7 compression in his neck. >> wow. >> more than seven people went to the hospital and the driver was flown to a bigger hospital. >> shawn, were these guys going too fast? >> there is no speed limit on the lake during the day. the driver, there my understanding, someone said he had raced for ten years. it's one of those things anything can happen at any moment. i'm surprised no one had life jackets on. it's not against the law not to have them on. it's a reminder to always be safe. >> why did you have a camera crew on this boat to begin with? >> it was part of an event. we had camera guys in numerous boats that weekend. the day was great. out of the hundreds of thousands of boats that ran that weekend, this was the one boat that hit the wr
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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barack obama, how are you? [ laughter ] i'm doing -- you know -- i don't think she knows it's me. >> reporter: his message has been one of staying t
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30am EST
general john allen is under investigation for sending improper emails to kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation that ultimately forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20-30,000 documents involved. allen denies wrong doing. monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, broadwell after the fbi told abc news, they discovered thousands of emails between broadwell and petraeus detailing the affair. in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position of responsibility for the nation. >> the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after kelly received threatening emails she believed were from broadwell. >> they call ate preliminary investigation. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, fbi doesn't believe it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and att
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the cost. that was 26 billion. ike hitting houston. andrew in 92 hitting south florida. sandy now had 55 billionl plus. we have much more to go. the final total -- sandy could be the most costly. it'll be a top hurricane storm. some of that cost coming here, you haven't seen the -- the word is big time damage there. outstanding state and national parks. the sea shore, delaware, tough times getting through there. the bridge holding up okay but a lot of sand washing over the access roads here in route one and then of course here in garret where even pictures a little tough to come by. the whole state with the impacts from sandy obviously. 47 degrees right now. dew point 38, a quiet chilly kind of day and evening. nice evening to just stay in. 50 -- normal 62, watch -- sandy just shifted the weather pattern. we were talking about this, this nice warmer than average, basically indian summer pattern, that's gone now. sunset 6:05. they are act to be around five once we get to sunday because we will end daylight saving time and roll the clocks back an hour. fall back. wind from the we to
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